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The changing nature of venture capital - TechCrunch
25 Jun 2019

The changing nature of venture capital  TechCrunch

The venture industry is likely to consolidate significantly in the next decade as funding confers greater advantage to large venture investors.


LI startups have pulled in $100M in venture capital - Newsday
26 Jun 2019

LI startups have pulled in $100M in venture capital  Newsday

Long Island startups are seeing a sharp uptick in venture capital funding in the first half of 2019 to more than $100 million, almost as much as for all of last year, ...


Microsoft Extends Its Startup Venture Fund M12 To India - Inc42 Media
24 Jun 2019

Microsoft Extends Its Startup Venture Fund M12 To India  Inc42 Media

Global tech giant Microsoft has today announced its venture fund M12 in India with an aim to help Indian startups embrace the next phase of growth. The fund ...


Looking for angel investment for your startup? Here's all you need to know - YourStory
24 Jun 2019

Looking for angel investment for your startup? Here's all you need to know  YourStory

Every entrepreneur wants to scale up their startup. But scaling demands money and angel investors can be your godfather - not just with investments but also ...


Tiger Global leads funding in Open Financial - Livemint
25 Jun 2019

Tiger Global leads funding in Open Financial  Livemint

Mumbai: Open Financial Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which provides banking services to businesses, Tuesday said it has raised $30 million in a Series B round led by ...


How to Drive Growth -- With or Without VC Funding - Entrepreneur
26 Jun 2019

How to Drive Growth -- With or Without VC Funding  Entrepreneur

Is venture capital funding becoming obsolete? As The New York Times reports, some entrepreneurs are starting to reject offers of funding, suggesting that ...


National Grid invests in 4 startups, 2 VC funds to boost energy tech - VentureBeat
12 Jun 2019

National Grid invests in 4 startups, 2 VC funds to boost energy tech  VentureBeat

National Grid Partners, the investment arm of energy utility National Grid, has invested in four startups and two venture capital funds focused on energy and ...


SIDBI Falls Short Of INR 3,500 Cr Fund Disbursal Target To Startups For FY19: Report - Inc42 Media
25 Jun 2019

SIDBI Falls Short Of INR 3,500 Cr Fund Disbursal Target To Startups For FY19: Report  Inc42 Media

The disbursal target for Startup India Fund of Funds was INR 3500 Cr to venture capital firms for financial year 2018-19.


Austin Startup Funding, Acquisitions and Venture Capital Activity in April 2019 - American Inno
01 Jun 2019

Austin Startup Funding, Acquisitions and Venture Capital Activity in April 2019  American Inno

Upland Software continued its acquisition tear. Liveoak Technologies and Novi Software both pulled in $7 million rounds. And at least two out-of-town venture ...


College Towns Are The Next Big Thing For Startups - Forbes
25 Jun 2019

College Towns Are The Next Big Thing For Startups  Forbes

While the Valley has long been the leader for high-tech entrepreneurship, college towns are increasingly hosting big companies and startups.


Mortgage Tech Startup Blend Raises $130M, Reportedly Nears Unicorn Status - Crunchbase News
24 Jun 2019

Mortgage Tech Startup Blend Raises $130M, Reportedly Nears Unicorn Status  Crunchbase News

The process of buying a home is one of the most stressful in a person's life. A flurry of companies aimed at making that process easier has emerged over the past ...


Chinese Startups Shrink Back From Raising Supergiant Venture Capital Rounds - Crunchbase News
30 May 2019

Chinese Startups Shrink Back From Raising Supergiant Venture Capital Rounds  Crunchbase News

What are we talking about when we talk about “supergiant rounds“? The answer: individual venture capital transactions totaling $100 million or more. If you'll ...


Berlin’s Cherry Ventures raises new €175M fund to back early-stage startups across Europe - TechCrunch
19 Jun 2019

Berlin’s Cherry Ventures raises new €175M fund to back early-stage startups across Europe  TechCrunch

Cherry Ventures, the Berlin-based investor that backs European companies predominantly at seed-stage, has raised a third fund. The new “Cherry Ventures III” ...


With a portfolio including Acorns, Sweetgreen and Ro Health, Torch Capital raises $60M for its first fund - TechCrunch
24 Jun 2019

With a portfolio including Acorns, Sweetgreen and Ro Health, Torch Capital raises $60M for its first fund  TechCrunch

Jonathan Keidan, the founder of Torch Capital, had already built a portfolio that included Acorns, Compass, Digital Ocean and Sweetgreen, before he raised ...


VCs have identified 5 common problems that sink startups ⁠— here are the lessons they give founders to avoid failure - Business Insider
25 Jun 2019

VCs have identified 5 common problems that sink startups ⁠— here are the lessons they give founders to avoid failure  Business Insider

Common factors that some venture capitalists see plaguing startups include poor management and misuse of funds.


Insurance startups? HDFC Life is looking to mentor, partner, and fund you - The Financial Express
26 Jun 2019

Insurance startups? HDFC Life is looking to mentor, partner, and fund you  The Financial Express

HDFC Life along with IvyCap Ventures is scouting for startups developing technologies around resume parsing, speech recognition, database and lead ...


India's space startups ignite investor interest - Reuters
23 Jun 2019

India's space startups ignite investor interest  Reuters

From companies building palm-sized satellites to those aiming to propel satellites into space using cleaner fuels, a new wave of space technology startups are ...


Houston startup consulting firm launches $20 million venture capital fund for early stage companies - InnovationMap
29 May 2019

Houston startup consulting firm launches $20 million venture capital fund for early stage companies  InnovationMap

A new venture capital fund has launched in Houston to serve seed-stage, software-as-a-*service* companies. The $20 million fund plans to make its first ...


The Slack Public Listing's Surprise Winners: Other Startup CEOs - Forbes
20 Jun 2019

The Slack Public Listing's Surprise Winners: Other Startup CEOs  Forbes

Slack is the latest in a string of tech unicorns to enrich a select group of founders who personally invested and stand to make millions.


CapitalG co-founder introduces $175M early-stage venture fund - TechCrunch
17 Jun 2019

CapitalG co-founder introduces $175M early-stage venture fund  TechCrunch

Scott Tierney launches Valo Ventures, a new fund focused on social, economic and environmental megatrends.


Apple's Still In The Game, Acquires Self-Driving Startup Drive.ai - Motor1 UK
26 Jun 2019

Apple's Still In The Game, Acquires Self-Driving Startup Drive.ai  Motor1 UK

Founded in 2015 by Standford researchers, Drive.ai has been piloting an autonomous shuttle *service* in Texas. Approximately two years ago, Apple CEO Tim ...


The top 4 tech startups that are investing in other startups - Business Insider
16 Jun 2019

The top 4 tech startups that are investing in other startups  Business Insider

The top four corporate venture capital funds have invested more than $2 billion across 76 startups since 2013.


Making Corporate Venture Capital Work - MIT Sloan
18 Jun 2019

Making Corporate Venture Capital Work  MIT Sloan

The worlds of venture capitalism and corporate investing are not always easy to combine.


This Baltimore-based venture capital firm is looking to invest in DC-area startups - Technical.ly DC
17 Jun 2019

This Baltimore-based venture capital firm is looking to invest in DC-area startups  Technical.ly DC

Inner Loop Capital launched a $2.6 million Syndicate Fund to support cybersecurity and enterprise tech startups in the D.C. region. This Baltimore-based ...


Fitness startup Mirror nears $300M valuation with fresh funding - TechCrunch
03 Jun 2019

Fitness startup Mirror nears $300M valuation with fresh funding  TechCrunch

Today, Peloton is a bonafide success. The company, which sells $2,245 internet-connected exercise bikes, boasts a $4 billion valuation and a cult following.


Erika Dianasari of Alpha JWC on supporting Indonesian startups: Women in Tech - KrASIA
26 Jun 2019

Erika Dianasari of Alpha JWC on supporting Indonesian startups: Women in Tech  KrASIA

Erika Dianasari is the principal of Alpha JWC Ventures.


Microsoft launches early stage fund to ‘keep pace with Indian innovation’ - Business Insider India
25 Jun 2019

Microsoft launches early stage fund to ‘keep pace with Indian innovation’  Business Insider India

Microsoft has announced its M12 fund in India. M12, which was launched in 2016, is a VC fund from the global tech company. In India, Microsoft has been ...


Justin Kan of Atrium shares how therapy helped him cope with burnout - Business Insider
25 Jun 2019

Justin Kan of Atrium shares how therapy helped him cope with burnout  Business Insider

Justin Kan is a 35-year-old entrepreneur who sold his previous startup, Twitch, to Amazon for $1 billion. He has raised millions in venture-capital funding for his ...


Microsoft to expand its venture fund to India to focus more on startups - Moneycontrol
25 Jun 2019

Microsoft to expand its venture fund to India to focus more on startups  Moneycontrol

India is advancing steadily towards digital transformation. Businesses in India today are rapidly transforming to adopt digital solutions creating a huge market ...


The Secrets of the Venture Capitalist Who's Seen It All: Term Sheet - Fortune
24 Jun 2019

The Secrets of the Venture Capitalist Who's Seen It All: Term Sheet  Fortune

Jeff Jordan has stayed largely behind the scenes even though he invested early in what are now some of the hottest companies in tech. On behalf of ...


Venture capital fund invests in health startup | 2019-06-20 - grbj.com
20 Jun 2019

Venture capital fund invests in health startup | 2019-06-20  grbj.com

A local health system's venture capital fund has invested $1 million in an out-of-state startup. Spectrum Health Ventures contributed toward the $10.3 million ...


Latest investment will help food delivery startup dominate Egypt - Elmenus CEO - Ventureburn
26 Jun 2019

Latest investment will help food delivery startup dominate Egypt - Elmenus CEO  Ventureburn

Egyptian food delivery startup Elmenus today announced that it has secured an investment from Foodora co-founder and DeliveryHero VP Julian Dames.


VC-favored Chinese electric vehicle firm, Youxia Motors, is MIA - Quartz
21 Jun 2019

VC-favored Chinese electric vehicle firm, Youxia Motors, is MIA  Quartz

Youxia Motors, one of the earliest companies to arise out of China's 2014 electric vehicles startup boom, racked up some of the biggest venture-capital deals in ...


On Heels Of Success In Bushwick, Israeli Startup Venn Raises $40 Million In Initial Funding - Forbes
25 Jun 2019

On Heels Of Success In Bushwick, Israeli Startup Venn Raises $40 Million In Initial Funding  Forbes

The Tel Aviv-based urban revitalization startup Venn announced this week that it has raised $40 million in series A funding. Its investors include Pitango Venture ...


How This Startup Wants To Connect Gamers Around The World - Forbes
25 Jun 2019

How This Startup Wants To Connect Gamers Around The World  Forbes

All gamers know the pain of not being able to match up with someone. Plink believes they have the solution.


Bhupathi’s beauty brand Scentials raises funding from Unilever Ventures - Moneycontrol
24 Jun 2019

Bhupathi’s beauty brand Scentials raises funding from Unilever Ventures  Moneycontrol

MUMBAI: Scentials Beauty Care and Wellness Pvt. Ltd, a beauty brand co-founded by former tennis professional Mahesh Bhupathi, on Monday said it has ...


Future Positive Capital outs $57M fund to back European startups tackling world's 'most pressing problems' - TechCrunch
28 May 2019

Future Positive Capital outs $57M fund to back European startups tackling world's 'most pressing problems'  TechCrunch

Future Positive Capital, an early-stage VC firm co-founded by ex-Index Ventures associate Sofia Hmich, breaks cover today. The new pan-European fund, which ...


This Seattle startup helps direct-to-consumer brands ‘take a page from Amazon’s playbook’ - GeekWire
26 Jun 2019

This Seattle startup helps direct-to-consumer brands ‘take a page from Amazon’s playbook’  GeekWire

Be like Amazon. That's the mantra for SoundCommerce, a new Seattle startup which just raised $6.8 million to help online retailers improve their operational ...


Startups Weekly: Will the real unicorns please stand up? - TechCrunch
01 Jun 2019

Startups Weekly: Will the real unicorns please stand up?  TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a newsletter published every Saturday that dives into the week's noteworthy venture capital deals, funds and trends ...


Startup India fund falls short of allocation target by over Rs 1,000 crore - Times of India
24 Jun 2019

Startup India fund falls short of allocation target by over Rs 1,000 crore  Times of India

India Business News: The Startup India fund fell short of its capital allocation target by around Rs 1000-1200 cr, despite initial euphoria. The fund, launched in ...


Inside European VC Lakestar's $800 million fundraise - Business Insider
07 Jun 2019

Inside European VC Lakestar's $800 million fundraise  Business Insider

This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME ...


Want to raise money for your startup but not sure which way to go? Let HSBC help you pick the right option - YourStory
25 Jun 2019

Want to raise money for your startup but not sure which way to go? Let HSBC help you pick the right option  YourStory

What's common in all these examples is that before they became the global brands that they are today, all these companies had humble beginnings, just like any ...


Is time running out for Houston to build a startup culture? - Houston Chronicle
20 Jun 2019

Is time running out for Houston to build a startup culture?  Houston Chronicle

Houston has resources, including major universities, great wealth and a concentration of Fortune 500 companies hungry for new technologies, but the city must ...


Indian startup Bellatrix Aerospace raises $3 million - SpaceNews
22 Jun 2019

Indian startup Bellatrix Aerospace raises $3 million  SpaceNews

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — An Indian satellite propulsion startup with eventual plans to also build a small launch vehicle has raised $3 million from a group of ...


China’s Biggest Startups Ditch Oracle and IBM for Home-Made Tech - Bloomberg
24 Jun 2019

China’s Biggest Startups Ditch Oracle and IBM for Home-Made Tech  Bloomberg

Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next. For years, companies like Oracle and International Business ...


Sidewalk Labs master plan includes $20 million CAD in venture funding, space for startups - BetaKit
24 Jun 2019

Sidewalk Labs master plan includes $20 million CAD in venture funding, space for startups  BetaKit

As part of its overarching plan that reaches far beyond the Quayside development, Sidewalk Labs plans to invest more than $20 million CAD to help fund and ...


03 Books On Mastering Startup Fund Raising From Venture Capital Firms - futurestartup.com
19 Jun 2019

03 Books On Mastering Startup Fund Raising From Venture Capital Firms  futurestartup.com

Raising money is a challenge for every first-time entrepreneur. Even if you are a veteran entrepreneur, it is a tall order to deal with VCs because “capital raising ...


Unacademy raises $50 million from Steadview, Sequoia, others - Livemint
26 Jun 2019

Unacademy raises $50 million from Steadview, Sequoia, others  Livemint

Mumbai: Education startup Unacademy said on Wednesday it has raised a $50-million Series D round from US-based hedge fund Steadview Capital, as well as ...


Kruze Consulting Releases List of Top Boutique Law Firms Startups - PRNewswire
26 Jun 2019

Kruze Consulting Releases List of Top Boutique Law Firms Startups  PRNewswire

SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kruze Consulting, a leading CFO consulting company for startups, today released the Top Boutique Law ...


Exclusive: Silicon Valley startup accelerator and venture capital firm will launch its Houston program by the end of the year - InnovationMap
03 Jun 2019

Exclusive: Silicon Valley startup accelerator and venture capital firm will launch its Houston program by the end of the year  InnovationMap

Another accelerator with a global presence is itching to get into the Houston innovation ecosystem. California-based Plug and Play will launch its Houston ...


Startup Nation? Israel Is Set to Become an R&D Nation, Says Venture Capitalist - Algemeiner
18 Jun 2019

Startup Nation? Israel Is Set to Become an R&D Nation, Says Venture Capitalist  Algemeiner

CTech – Israel is set to become a research and development nation instead of a startup nation, according to Hanan Brand, partner at Cornerstone Venture ...


Great North Labs raises $23.7 million fund for Upper Midwest tech startups - VentureBeat
19 Jun 2019

Great North Labs raises $23.7 million fund for Upper Midwest tech startups  VentureBeat

Great North Labs has raised its first fund with $23.7 million in capital to invest in tech startups in the Upper Midwest.


SoftBank Plans Second AI Venture Fund of More Than $55 Million - Bloomberg
27 May 2019

SoftBank Plans Second AI Venture Fund of More Than $55 Million  Bloomberg

SoftBank Group Corp.'s early-stage venture capital arm is setting up a second investment fund dedicated to unearthing promising startups in artificial intelligence ...


New fund created to aid region startup companies | News, Sports, Jobs - Altoona Mirror
26 Jun 2019

New fund created to aid region startup companies | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

A new fund has been created to help startup companies in the region. More than 20 accredited-investor members from the business community have joined ...


NAB courts startups with $2 billion loan offering as market moves away from equity - SmartCompany.com.au
20 Jun 2019

NAB courts startups with $2 billion loan offering as market moves away from equity  SmartCompany.com.au

Aussie founders will soon have access to a $2 billion pool of *fresh* funding, with big-four bank NAB announcing a new allocation of loans specifically aimed at ...


He Sold His First Startup To GM, His Second One To IBM, And His Third One For $1.4 Billion - Forbes
25 Jun 2019

He Sold His First Startup To GM, His Second One To IBM, And His Third One For $1.4 Billion  Forbes

Building and exiting one startup successfully can be a pretty big feat. Two is impressive. Don Brown is on his fourth. That's someone you can really learn ...


Urban Renewal Startup Venn Raises $40M To Reinvent Community Living | News Brief - NoCamels - Israeli Innovation News
26 Jun 2019

Urban Renewal Startup Venn Raises $40M To Reinvent Community Living | News Brief  NoCamels - Israeli Innovation News

Urban tech startup Venn announced the closure on Tuesday of a $40 million Series A funding round to expand the company's model of transforming developing ...


Startup Call9 shutting down telehealth services to nursing homes - FierceHealthcare
25 Jun 2019

Startup Call9 shutting down telehealth services to nursing homes  FierceHealthcare

Call9, a startup that provides telehealth services for the nursing home industry, is shutting down operations, according to CNBC.


The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 6/26/2019 - AlleyWatch
26 Jun 2019

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 6/26/2019  AlleyWatch

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 6/26/2019 featuring funding details for Climb Credit, Aurate, and much more.


Startups Weekly: The Peloton IPO (bull vs. bear) - TechCrunch
08 Jun 2019

Startups Weekly: The Peloton IPO (bull vs. bear)  TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a newsletter published every Saturday that dives into the week's noteworthy venture capital deals, funds and trends ...


startup Cameo lands $50 million from investors in Kleiner, Bain Capital - Crain's Chicago Business
25 Jun 2019

startup Cameo lands $50 million from investors in Kleiner, Bain Capital  Crain's Chicago Business

Kleiner Perkins is betting Cameo's appearance on the media-tech scene will be anything but fleeting. The Chicago-based tech company, which built a ...


Milkbasket raises venture debt from InnoVen after failed deal with Sachin Bansal - VCCircle
26 Jun 2019

Milkbasket raises venture debt from InnoVen after failed deal with Sachin Bansal  VCCircle

Gurugram-based micro-delivery startup Milkbasket said it has raised Rs 15 crore ($2.15 million at the current exchange rate) in venture debt from InnoVen ...


Breaking down Houston's 4 new startup accelerator programs - InnovationMap
26 Jun 2019

Breaking down Houston's 4 new startup accelerator programs  InnovationMap

It's official — 2019 is the year of accelerators in Houston. Four different accelerator programs have announced plans to launch Houston programs this year so far ...


SA fintech LulaLend raises $6.5m from the IFC, Quona Capital - Ventureburn
26 Jun 2019

SA fintech LulaLend raises $6.5m from the IFC, Quona Capital  Ventureburn

Cape Town based startup Lulalend, has closed a $6.5-million (R92-million) Series A round led by the World Bank's IFC and Quona Capital.


India, Japan jointly float $187-mn fund-of-funds to back Indian tech startups - VCCircle
25 Jun 2019

India, Japan jointly float $187-mn fund-of-funds to back Indian tech startups  VCCircle

India and Japan are jointly launching a fund-of-funds of $187 million (Rs 1298 crore) to invest in technology startups in the.


How to start a startup community: Venture capitalist shares advice - Business Times of Western Colorado
19 Jun 2019

How to start a startup community: Venture capitalist shares advice  Business Times of Western Colorado

Phil Castle, The Business Times. Brad Feld. Startup communities can exist anywhere, not just Silicon Valley or Boulder. But entrepreneurs have to lead what ...


Longtime Analyst Mark Mahaney: 'The Bar Is Higher In the Public Markets:' Term Sheet - Fortune
25 Jun 2019

Longtime Analyst Mark Mahaney: 'The Bar Is Higher In the Public Markets:' Term Sheet  Fortune

Here are some things to keep in mind before companies consider an IPO.


How to get venture capital for your startup: know somebody - Marketplace APM
04 Jun 2019

How to get venture capital for your startup: know somebody  Marketplace APM

If you're a would-be startup founder looking for venture capital, it's there. But you'll have to work for it. The world of venture capital is pretty mysterious, especially ...


Artha Venture Fund backs content startup Kabaddi Adda - VCCircle
31 May 2019

Artha Venture Fund backs content startup Kabaddi Adda  VCCircle

Kabaddi Adda, a portal which offers *content* dedicated to the sport, has raised Rs 1.5 crore (around $215000 at the current exchange.


Microsoft makes its first India investment with Innovaccer - CIO India
26 Jun 2019

Microsoft makes its first India investment with Innovaccer  CIO India

As the startup ecosystem in India is expanding rapidly, Microsoft has been on a search for startups to invest in. The company recently announced its first India ...


David Gardner: Venture capital funds grow massive but that's not good news for startups - WRAL Tech Wire
14 Jun 2019

David Gardner: Venture capital funds grow massive but that's not good news for startups  WRAL Tech Wire

Editor's note: Investor and entrepreneur David Gardner is the founder of Cofounders Capital in Cary and is a regular contributor to WRAL TechWire. CARY.


ComfortDelGro venture fund invests in three transportation startups - FreightWaves
04 Jun 2019

ComfortDelGro venture fund invests in three transportation startups  FreightWaves

Singapore-based passenger transport giant ComfortDelGro has invested in three startups in the areas of on-demand bus technology, fleet management and ...


In Minnesota, A Marriage Between Business Giants And Growing Startups - FiveThirtyEight
20 Jun 2019

In Minnesota, A Marriage Between Business Giants And Growing Startups  FiveThirtyEight

Home to 17 Fortune 500 companies, it's no surprise Minnesota has been referred to as a “headquarters economy.” Target is headquartered here, and so are ...


Eyal Ofer's Private Investment Portfolio Revealed: Facebook, Uber, WeWork, Airbnb - CTech
26 Jun 2019

Eyal Ofer's Private Investment Portfolio Revealed: Facebook, Uber, WeWork, Airbnb  CTech

Ofer Global's tech investment arm O.G. Tech Partners has on Monday announced its expansion with the addition of venture capital veteran Ziv Kop as managing ...


The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 6/25/2019 - AlleyWatch
25 Jun 2019

The AlleyWatch Startup Daily Funding Report: 6/25/2019  AlleyWatch

The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 6/25/2019 featuring funding details for Chief, Button, and much more. This page ...


Toronto startup Xanadu raises $32-million to help build ‘world’s most powerful computer’ - The Globe and Mail
24 Jun 2019

Toronto startup Xanadu raises $32-million to help build ‘world’s most powerful computer’  The Globe and Mail

A Toronto startup aiming to build the world's most powerful computer by harnessing the quantum properties of light has raised $32-million from leading early ...


ReviewTrackers gets $10 million investment - Crain's Chicago Business
25 Jun 2019

ReviewTrackers gets $10 million investment  Crain's Chicago Business

ReviewTrackers, a software company that helps companies track and manage online reviews, got a $10 million thumbs-up from a San Francisco venture fund.


Yield Lab is bringing a fresh pot of venture capital to agtech startups - Fora.ie
04 Jun 2019

Yield Lab is bringing a fresh pot of venture capital to agtech startups  Fora.ie

YIELD LAB, AN agtech venture capital and accelerator firm, has launched a new €21 million investment fund based out of Galway that will invest in European ...


Commentary: How to find the right investors for your LogisticsTech venture - FreightWaves
25 Jun 2019

Commentary: How to find the right investors for your LogisticsTech venture  FreightWaves

Charlie Doherty writes about the process to finance a freight tech/logistics tech start-up.


Apple Said To Have Bought Assets Of Struggling Drive.ai - Crunchbase News
25 Jun 2019

Apple Said To Have Bought Assets Of Struggling Drive.ai  Crunchbase News

Note: This story was updated on June 26 post-publication after news broke that Apple had purchased the company. On Tuesday, we reported that Drive.ai was ...


Ottawa AI startup MindBridge secures $29.6-million in federal and venture capital financing - The Globe and Mail
12 Jun 2019

Ottawa AI startup MindBridge secures $29.6-million in federal and venture capital financing  The Globe and Mail

An Ottawa startup that is using artificial intelligence to transform how auditors and financial regulators unearth fraud and irregularities has secured $29.6-million ...


Tech startup founder was forced out of company so investors could make 'gobs of cash,' lawsuit claims - CBC News
25 Jun 2019

Tech startup founder was forced out of company so investors could make 'gobs of cash,' lawsuit claims  CBC News

Kathryn Loewen says investors conspired to push Control Mobile Inc. into receivership before they bought her intellectual property and assets in a foreclosure ...


UK startups break records with $4.8bn VC funding this year - City A.M.
04 Jun 2019

UK startups break records with $4.8bn VC funding this year  City A.M.

CityAM - UK tech startups have already broken past their half-year record for venture capital investment, reaching $4.8bn (£3.8bn) of funding across.


UK-based tech startup UltraSoC raises €5.6M, expands into safety and security applications with its next-gen analytics - Silicon Canals
25 Jun 2019

UK-based tech startup UltraSoC raises €5.6M, expands into safety and security applications with its next-gen analytics  Silicon Canals

This article will take you 5 minute(s) to read. The UK-based tech company, UltraSoC which makes complex circuits for automotive parts has announced plans to ...


Start Garden sets goals to boost assistance for minority-owned tech startups - MiBiz: West Michigan Business News
24 Jun 2019

Start Garden sets goals to boost assistance for minority-owned tech startups  MiBiz: West Michigan Business News

Small business news for Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and the Lake Michigan shoreline.


US Realtors Association Invests in Blockchain Startup Propy - CoinDesk
10 Jun 2019

US Realtors Association Invests in Blockchain Startup Propy  CoinDesk

The venture capital arm of the U.S. National Association of Realtors (NAR) has bought a stake in blockchain-based real estate startup Propy. Second Century ...


Why industrial giant ABB is betting on Indian tech startups for a win-win relationship - YourStory
25 Jun 2019

Why industrial giant ABB is betting on Indian tech startups for a win-win relationship  YourStory

It's an old hand, but Swiss-Swedish MNC Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) is embracing the new. The Fortune 500 company, which operates mainly in the areas of ...


How direct-to-consumer brands can avoid startup purgatory - VentureBeat
08 Jun 2019

How direct-to-consumer brands can avoid startup purgatory  VentureBeat

The smartest direct-to-consumer companies are figuring out there is a better path to growth than relying strictly on venture capital funding.


Saudi Aramco's venture arm pumps cash into startups seeking to reshape the energy industry - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy Voice
10 Jun 2019

Saudi Aramco's venture arm pumps cash into startups seeking to reshape the energy industry - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Jim Sledzik is a firm believer that the energy industry is in the middle of a fourth industrial revolution. Only this industrial revolution isn't about big engines or big ...


3D printing startup Carbon now worth $2.4B - PitchBook News & Analysis
26 Jun 2019

3D printing startup Carbon now worth $2.4B  PitchBook News & Analysis

Carbon has raised $260 million in a growth funding led by Madrone Capital Partners and Baillie Gifford, with Venture Beat reporting a valuation of $2.4 billion.


Trifecta Capital backs health-tech startup in large venture debt deal - VCCircle
21 Jun 2019

Trifecta Capital backs health-tech startup in large venture debt deal  VCCircle

Trifecta Capital has written a big-ticket cheque to a health-technology startup in another sign that venture debt is gaining popularity.


Is the tech press too positive in its coverage of startups? - TechCrunch
31 May 2019

Is the tech press too positive in its coverage of startups?  TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines.


Japan's Govt & Firms Including Mizuho Bank, Suzuki To Infuse $140 Mn In 100 Indian Startups - IndianWeb2.com
26 Jun 2019

Japan's Govt & Firms Including Mizuho Bank, Suzuki To Infuse $140 Mn In 100 Indian Startups  IndianWeb2.com

India and Japan are jointly launching a $187 million (Rs 1,298 crore) startup fund-of-funds (FoF) to invest in over 100 technology startups in India with focus on ...


What Utrip’s Tragic Final Year Can Teach Other Travel Startups - Skift
25 Jun 2019

What Utrip’s Tragic Final Year Can Teach Other Travel Startups  Skift

What makes Utrip's collapse eye-catching is that the company had the makings of becoming a respectable, if not a sensational, business. A timeline of the ...


Amsterdam-based fintech scaleup Creative Group raises €22M from Prime Ventures - Silicon Canals
26 Jun 2019

Amsterdam-based fintech scaleup Creative Group raises €22M from Prime Ventures  Silicon Canals

Dutch fintech company, Creative Group has just announced €22 million in funding from Prime Ventures.


Midwest health system UnityPoint Health launches $100M venture fund - Milwaukee Business Journal
21 Jun 2019

Midwest health system UnityPoint Health launches $100M venture fund  Milwaukee Business Journal

UnityPoint Health, one of the largest health systems in the Midwest and the 13th-largest nonprofit health system in the U.S., recently launched a $100 million ...


Artha Venture Fund Backs Jadooz, the Startup That Promises to Open 5000 Mini Entertainment Centres Across Bharat - Business Standard
04 Jun 2019

Artha Venture Fund Backs Jadooz, the Startup That Promises to Open 5000 Mini Entertainment Centres Across Bharat  Business Standard

Artha Venture Fund is the lead investor in Rs.1.85 cr seed round of investment into Jadooz - Jadooz operates a chain of entertainment zones which consist of a ...


Ethereum-Based Decentralized Video Streaming Startup Livepeer Raises $8M - Cointelegraph
19 Jun 2019

Ethereum-Based Decentralized Video Streaming Startup Livepeer Raises $8M  Cointelegraph

Ethereum (ETH)-based decentralized video streaming startup Livepeer announced that it raised $8 million from institutional investors in its Series A funding ...


15 Key Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Before Investing In Your Startup - Forbes
13 Apr 2019

15 Key Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Before Investing In Your Startup  Forbes

If your company is ready to pursue VC funding in order to grow, be sure you understand the kinds of questions investors will ask and have strong responses ...


Budweiser Owner Invests in Blockchain Startup Working to Alleviate Poverty - CoinDesk
07 Jun 2019

Budweiser Owner Invests in Blockchain Startup Working to Alleviate Poverty  CoinDesk

Budweiser's parent company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, is doubling down on its interest in using blockchain tech to assist unbanked workers. Through its ZX ...


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